The Bad Boy’s Guilt by Sara Daniel

The Bad Boy’s Guilt by Sara Daniel
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (73 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

Nicole trusted Wyatt with her heart once. She won’t make the same mistake twice.

A broken-down car destroys Nicole DeMonde’s plan to be cool and self-sufficient when she returns to her hometown for her brother’s wedding. The cop who comes to her rescue is none other than local hottie Wyatt Truman, who slept with her then dumped her when they were teens. She has no choice but to accept his help. However, she knows better than to trust him with her heart twice.

Wyatt is determined to earn Nicole’s forgiveness and make amends for his callous past. Once he lays eyes on her, he can’t help wanting more than forgiveness. In fact, his intentions are starting to bear a suspicious resemblance to the forever variety.

If she can’t avoid Wyatt, a one-night stand might be just the thing Nicole needs to work him out of her system. Or will her recovery plan destroy her heart once and for all?

Memories of the past plague businesswoman Nicole DeMonde when she returns to Regret Hollow for her brother’s wedding. On her way to her accommodation she decides to drive past the house of the drunken ex con who is her father. Her rental car then expires almost outside the house.

Nicole’s intention to walk is thwarted by the arrival of Wyatt Truman, the man who’d been her colossal high school mistake. Thrown together by the wedding of their siblings, the two try to overcome the past so they can move on into the future.

I found the heroine of this story to be a provocative comical person. She intended to make Wyatt pay for the mistakes of the past, but also intended to have some fun at the same time. Wyatt on the other hand comes across as a gorgeous man but with feelings of regret. All the characters interact with each other in a way that made me feel I was there with them and had become part of their lives.

The book is lighthearted, but with a few dark passages when referring to the past. For instance Nicole’s father and Wyatt both want to make amends but Nicole resists, reluctant to put herself in a position to be hurt again. The story flows nicely and is easy to follow. A good read for a cozy afternoon by the fireside.

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